real d800 vs em5

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,157
Re: Getting past this

al_in_philly wrote:

When I look at these images, I see two cameras capable of taking fine images, with one perhaps taking even finer images than the other. But real photography isn't about the cameras, except in the most extreme situations, it's about the people holding them. If you get lost in trying to obtain the most perfect recording of light, you'll never be able to see that which is truly worth capturing.

Of course it's about the people holding them , but in my case that person is me. I'm not going to change. The variable is the equipment I use to do the job.

Look at the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Technically, his work is woefully flawed--many of his shots would yield better image quality had they been shot with an i-phone with a dirty lens. Yet his photographs are priceless wonders. He had good-enough equipment to work with his exceptional photographic sensabilities. May we all be so lucky.

I'm sure Leica will be very pleased that their equipment was 'good enough'.

Debating which camera yields better images than another sounds oh so much like adolescent schoolboys comparing whose p#*%s is bigger than whose; and whenever that game is being played, you just know that no matter whose comes out on top, neither will know how to use it well.

And yet that's exactly what this web site is for! We are discussing equipment. There are plenty here who know how to use it too (and some that don't!).

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